Donald Cerrone fought for the second time in six weeks this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 23. The result didn’t go well this time around for the “Cowboy” as he got knocked out in the second round by Jorge Masvidal.
Cerrone was coming off a war against Matt Brown at UFC 205, where he won by third-round knockout. He was insistent though on wanting to fight in his hometown of Denver. The UFC obliged and the Greg Jackson-Mike WInkeljohn fighter unfortunately paid a price. Not everyone is happy with Cerrone fighting so soon after the battle he had against Brown.
During the most recent episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience”, former UFC heavyweight and current host of the popular podcast, “Fighter & The Kid”, Brendan Schaub felt Cerrone should not have even been allowed to fight Masvidal.
“I think it’s easier to say and be a college quarterback and say, “Donald shouldn’t have fought this soon”‘, Schaub stated.
“Honestly, the UFC should not Donald to fight six weeks after suffering brain trauma. No commission should’ve cleared him. His coaches shouldn’t allow him (to fight). He wants too. That’s the Cowboy way. Cowboy losing to the number 12 guy in the world? Cowboy can be world (expletive) champion. He’s a thoroughbred man. Treat him like that. Don’t let him do this wild (expletive). It’s a different game.”
Does Schaub have a point? Should the UFC and the people around Cerrone tell him to take more time off?